The breed of Prespa cattle originated in the eponymous Prespa region situated in close proximity to the Albanian and the North Macedonia borders. Prespa cattle emerged from obscurity at the initiative of SAVE Foundation’s CEO, Hape Grunenfelder as part of a wider programme of studying the populations of Busha cattle of the Western Balkans.

 Morphological traits

The Prespa cattle’s external features indicate unimproved multi-purpose animals like the Vrahicheros.

Productivity traits


The population of the breed is classified as ‘Critical’ (2019).


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